Nov 262014
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Out of work and need a little money? Have a kid you want to teach the principles of capitalism? Open a lemonade stand…right?



Show notes:

00:50  Housekeeping

02:00  Where and when to find The Ploitical Coot, AKA “The Show”

02:30  Today’s show focus

03:35  Persoal history with lemonade stands

04:35  Government interferes with lemonade stands – the beginning

05:00  Examples

09:20  Government should protect one business from another?

11:25  What IS a lemonade stand?

12:30  The list begins…and a politician calls the cops

15:15  At least one good lesson learned

16:15  The list continues

18:00  More government protecting a business from another business

20:18  Good one!

22:15  Another good one!  You can’t comply even when you comply!

23:15  Getting old.  Government protecting established business from…a kid run lemonade stand

24:05  St Louis health inspector flat out lies…about kids

25:12  An unbelievable example

26:10  What we teach our children.  Hilarious, if not so sad

Sources:  FOXNews, The Agitator, and moFreedom.

Be sure to come back for more of The Political Coot next week.  Live on Tuesday’s at 10am eastern time (look up in navigaton bar for a link), or the live show recorded and up as a post by noon the next day.


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Bob@HayleStorm Interactive

Bob comes to us with a skeptical attitude and a full cup of Cantankerousness. He also writes about homesteading and yurts over at and rants about politics at Most of the time, though, you'll find him at, cranking out great websites for clients OR writing tutorials teaching them to build their own sites.

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  One Response to “Lemons? Make lemonade…if the government let’s ya. 8.31 The Political Coot”

  1. Bob,
    I feel like Rip Van Winkle. What happened to Spring and Summer? We still see lemonade stands in my neighborhood. Maybe there is hope for California after all.

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